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2020: The Year of the Nurse and the Midwife

Collage of Nurses and Midwives

NINR will recognize the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife throughout 2020 with events and initiatives. We hope that you will join us by spreading the word, attending events, and staying connected. Read a message from NINR’s Acting Director about NINR’s recognition of the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife.


National Nurses Week – NINR celebrated National Nurses Week, which is observed each year from May 6–12. Read a message from the Acting Director and check out ways that nurses and nurse scientists are changing lives. Learn how nursing research is improving patient outcomes with our Stories of Discovery. Or read through our Research Highlights that feature research accomplishments from the community of NINR-supported scientists across the U.S.

Workshop on Innovative Models of Care for Reducing Inequities in Maternal Health - On September 29, 2020, NINR will hold a virtual workshop to explore the utilization of nurses, midwives, and birth companions to improve maternal and infant health outcomes, specifically in women in health disparity populations. Click here to learn more and view the agenda. 

Director’s Lecture Series – We invite you to NINR’s ongoing Director’s Lecture Series which brings the nation’s top nurse scientists to the NIH campus to share their work and interests with a transdisciplinary audience.


“What Does Nursing Research Mean to You?” Feedback Campaign - In honor of this special year, NINR is gathering insights from the community on what nursing research means to them and what they think the future holds for nursing science. Responses are being collected online until August 31, 2020.

Social Media - Throughout 2020 – the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, consider sharing content using the hashtags:

  • #Nurses2020
  • #SupportNursesandMidwives
  • #YON2020
  • #YearOfTheNurse

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